Now here’s the thing. I love the whole concept of it all, but this is one feature that should be used wisely. Nothing would match the terror and frustration of accidentally refreshing a long and tedious form page and losing all of the information you filled in it.
Most people who use the computer already use the keyboard shortcut to refresh a page or the refresh symbol. It’s become a convention and as far as most are concerned, it is not really hard to do that. The reason pull-to-refresh was implemented on touch screen devices is that it was the easiest and most convenient way of refreshing a page, especially for apps that got fresh content from the internet, such as Twitter.
Needless to say, the same does not apply for a computer. I’d rather press F5 on my laptop to refresh the page and get new content instead of scrolling all the way to the top and a bit more. That said, I do think that it is a nifty little feature that could be used to add a little magic to a normal web page and that is never a bad thing.
- Pull to Refresh effect using Hook.js (dzyngiri.com)